We booked this holiday last minute and did not have time to do much research. A quick flick through the tripadvisor reviews told us many people had thoroughly enjoyed their trip, and since we were keen for our last-minute deal to be a great idea, we were happy to ignore the various bad reviews. We wish we hadn't! The hotel itself is very basic, which you might expect for the price, but also lacked any special touches, and really felt like the owners did not care much about the upkeep. To call some of the rooms apartments seems a little generous, since it was a normal hotel room, with a fridge and a sink, and the fridge turned off when you took your hotel key out of the slot to go out, resulting in gone-off milk, warm water, and melted chocolate.
The maid came every day, but only emptied the bins on most occasions. On our first day I was feeling quite unwell and had planned to stay in bed a little longer when the maid came barging into the room. My boyfriend stood at the door and asked if she could please return a little later, or even leave our room for the day, and she refused, at which point two of them came barging in.
The 20 minute walk into town is another generous exaggeration. We consider ourselves fairly fit, but one would have to run to reach the town in 20 minutes. Perhaps this would not have been such a horrible experience if the walk had not been down the side of a motorway...Certainly we would not have chosen this hotel had we known this was the case!
The staff on reception were friendly, and could not do enough to help, but this was really not enough to make up for the poor accommodation and horrible walk to and from town.
We were also woken at various hours of the night with people shouting in the corridors and knocking on all the doors down the corridors...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Achousa is set among attractive gardens on the outskirts of Faliraki, within easy reach of the resort center and nightlife with a lovely pool and ample sun terrace. A selection of bars, restaurants and shops is available just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Achousa Hotel Faliraki, Rhodes